Aristotle's Poetics from the 4th century B.C. aims to give a short study of storytelling. It discusses things like unity of plot, reversal of situation, and character in the context of Greek tragedy, comedy and epic poetry. But it still applies today. It is especially popular with screenwriters as seen in many script gurus' how-to books. (Summary by Robert Foster)
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Donald R Miller -
November 12, 2013 Subject:
Gives it a good shot, does a good job.
Robert Foster has more courage than I do. His work is what the idea of a community of volunteers is all about. I must say that the more I listened to him the more he earned my respect for his efforts. Like him, I don't know Greek--although I can tell when someone is pronouncing it right. At one point he says, "the blank of blank". This is a wise decision.
Initially his voice is a bit gravely and he has a bit of an accent that is unfamiliar to me. I wasn't certain I wanted to listen. That would have been a mistake. Overall, it's a good reading.
Good job, Robert, and thanks for making the recording.
September 10, 2013 Subject: